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Arshad Mohammed

How close is Iran to producing a nuclear bomb?

17 Jan 2020

VIENNA/WASHINGTON The central achievement of the Iran nuclear deal - keeping Tehran at arm's length from nuclear weapons - is eroding.

U.S. imposes more sanctions on Iran after missile attacks in Iraq

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The United States imposed more sanctions on Iran on Friday in retaliation for its missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq this week and vowed to tighten the economic screws if Tehran continued "terrorist" acts or pursued a nuclear bomb. | Video

Pompeo tiptoes away from talk of 'imminent' attack planned by Iran's Soleimani

07 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on Tuesday to further distance himself from his assertion last week that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani planned imminent attacks on U.S. targets before he was killed in a U.S. drone strike. | Video

U.S. officials say Soleimani's death could deter Iranian violence

03 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. officials said the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani on Friday might deter, rather than provoke, Iranian violence against U.S. targets despite Tehran's vow of retaliation.

Exclusive: After Cabinet opposed Mexican cartel policy, Trump forged ahead

26 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON In the weeks before U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration last month that he would forge ahead with designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, Cabinet members and top aides from across the government recommended against it, five people knowledgeable about the matter told Reuters. | Video

Europeans to toughen up Iran stance but shy away from sanctions - diplomats

21 Dec 2019

PARIS/WASHINGTON European parties to the Iran nuclear deal are likely to trigger a dispute resolution process in January to force Tehran to rollback violations, but would stop short of rushing to restore U.N. sanctions that would kill off the accord, diplomats said.

Europeans to toughen up Iran stance but shy away from sanctions - diplomats

20 Dec 2019

PARIS/WASHINGTON European parties to the Iran nuclear deal are likely to trigger a dispute resolution process in January to force Tehran to rollback violations, but would stop short of rushing to restore U.N. sanctions that would kill off the accord, diplomats said.

Europeans to toughen up Iran stance but shy away from sanctions - diplomats

20 Dec 2019

PARIS/WASHINGTON, Dec 20 European parties to the Iran nuclear deal are likely to trigger a dispute resolution process in January to force Tehran to rollback violations, but would stop short of rushing to restore U.N. sanctions that would kill off the accord, diplomats said.

U.S. Congress pressures Trump to renew Russia arms control pact

17 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers of both parties are pressuring the White House to extend the last remaining restraints on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons deployments by demanding intelligence assessments on the costs of allowing the New START treaty to lapse.

Trump on track to become third U.S. president to be impeached

17 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Republican Donald Trump is this week likely to become the third U.S. president to be impeached when the Democratic-led House of Representatives votes on charges stemming from his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden. | Video

World News

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.